Active Nutrition Summit: Last chance for startups to win a golden ticket

By Nikki Hancocks

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Active Nutrition Summit: Last chance for startups to win a golden ticket

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NutraIngredients is inviting startup founders to enter its "Start-up Stars" competition which will see three pioneering entrepreneurs gain industry notoriety at the upcoming Active Nutrition Summit.

The newly branded three day conference, taking place in Amsterdam on October 9-11, aims to provide delegates with insights into the increasingly holistic and mass market view of 'sports' nutrition, with elite athletes and weekend warriors alike looking for way to stay healthy and active no matter their demographic or performance target.

As part of the event, NutraIngredients is looking for three 'Start-Up Stars'​ in the field to join the event as special guests, with the deadline for entry into the competition on July 28th. 

If selected as a Start-Up Star by our editorial panel, entrants will receive: A full delegate place at the conference, a place on the event programme taking part in the startup panel live on stage, business branding on the Start-up Hub situated within the networking area summit, coverage in NutraIngredients including a preview article, and the opportunity to appear in multimedia coverage of the event.

To be eligible to enter, start-ups must: have started to trade no earlier than 2019, be independently owned, and be based and founded in Europe. 

Content pillars at the conference will cover the hottest topics in the industry today, including cognitive health and esports, women’s health, life-stages nutrition, and personalisation. 

Expert speakers will provide insights into the latest science, regulation, product innovation, trends and marketing strategies, with presentations and panel discussions which delve into the microbiome, botanical discoveries, technological advancements, to name just a few.

We will hear from ESSNA's vice chair and commercial director at Bulk, Simon Jurkiw, who will provide a rundown of the latest need-to-know regulatory updates for sports nutrition players.

Personalised nutrition luminary Mariette Abrahams will provide a picture of where things stand in the personalised nutrition space, with discussion of the newest tech and services on the market and a vision of what's to come.

Offering insights into how personalised nutrition and tech can be used to improve performance in sports, Liam Brown, Scientist at Gatorade Sport Science Institute, PepsiCo Life Sciences, will reveal some of the latest research being carried out within athletic populations. 

Joining the conversation on personalisation and the ethical considerations of this industry, we will hear insights from Nard Clabbers Founder NCNC Nutrition Consultancy, Theo Wiley, Founder and CEO at Myoform, and Dr. Paul Hammer, CEO & Founder at BIOMES.

Honorary Clinical Lecturer at University College London, Dr Nicky Keay, will provide insights into the physiological differences between men and women and how women's hormonal cycles impact their nutrition needs at different stages in their lives.  

And providing an overview of the research into nutrition for the female athlete, noted academic in the field, Dr Sharon Madigan, from Sports Ireland Institute, will tell us where the gaps in knowledge lie.

The agenda will include a pillar of sessions devoted to the subject of cognitive health and how to support active consumers and athletes in this respect, through nutrition and supplementation. This pillar will include discussion of CBD for athletes, with the founder of CBD Performance discussing his experience of the market. 

With social media and influencer marketing becoming essential for any brand looking to succeed in the health and nutrition industry, ANS delegates will gain insights from experts at Augmentum Media, who will describe how to implement the right online strategy.    

But the event is about more than what's on stage, with a three day programme of networking opportunities including a roundtable lunch, dinner and drinks receptions, a morning run, and regular networking agenda breaks. 

How to get involved

Registration for the conference i​s now open with discounted early bird tickets available until the end of July 2023. Tickets encompass access to: the welcome reception, three days of engaging and insightful content, roundtable lunch discussion on day two, evening reception on day two, networking opportunities throughout, plus an exclusive discount to attend other events.

Discounted tickets are also available for certain job roles and businesses plus NutraIngredients has secured a discounted accommodation rate, allowing delegates to truly feel part of the conference community whilst onsite at the summit. 

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